Are we fooling ourselves by pretending these trips help people when they are really just an excuse to see a foreign country? If our good works are not doing good, why do them?
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Here are answers to some FAQ's about hearing loops such as "How many Americans live with hearing loss?" and "Why are hearing loops needed? Don’t hearing aids enable hearing?"
Here is a summary of an in depth research paper written by Roland Hoksbergen about how North-South NGO partnerships contribute to development.
Cross cultural experiences open our eyes to areas where our own culture needs transformation. Assessing resources in both organizations is more than just financial, it also includes intellectual, spiritual, emotional and the like.
Should you do to others what you would have them do to you? We think what we are giving to others is bread, without realizing that we are actually giving a stone or a snake.
We believe that everyone has been given gifts and resources by God. We see close relationships between distant churches as a way to share the resources and knowledge that we have with each other.
Why do we still need hymns in a postmodern world? Here are several reasons.
"Double vision” involves the ability to see the world from the perspective of another person or culture without losing the unique perspective of our own experience or culture. That means, even professing the same Lord and observing the same events, we as Christians can still view things from distinct angles.
Are you prepared for cardiac emergencies at your church facility? Here is an article from Church Safety that will help your church think through whether you should have a defibrillator at your church and how to make sure you are prepared for cardiac emergencies.
In “Leadership: A Working Definition,” the Christian Reformed Church’s Leadership Development Team calls its fourth leadership principle “confluence.” Let's explore “confluence” by using the following river metaphor.
I came to Grand Rapids from Scotland to work as part of the co-opted staff with the news team here, to cover the unification of the two main ecumenical groups of Reformed churches throughout the world. And here's my story!
If we want to develop ways of relating in groups that results in mission, then we as pastors must look at what we are emphasizing. Let me simply list five points.